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Citizens of Switzerland vote for broader government surveillance powers

A majority of Swiss voters voted in favor of a referendum that extends government surveillance powers. The new law permits monitoring first, approval later. Application of the new powers is limited to the Swiss intelligence agency.
Computing

HP needs to reverse its firmware update that blocked third-party ink, EFF says

The EFF sharply criticized the move in an open letter to CEO Dion Weisler. HP likely won't back down anytime soon, however. To them it's about protecting its "innovations and intellectual property."
Computing

Lenovo’s Yoga 910 laptop will get touchy with customer security thanks to FIDO

Lenovo said that upcoming laptops sporting fingerprint scanners from Synaptics will support the FIDO specification to prevent users from entering passwords. FIDO is supported by a number of online services such as PayPal and Bank of…
Computing

Microsoft’s Project Springfield offers preview of cloud-based exploit testing

Microsoft's newly debuted Project Springfield is a highly sophisticated automated testing tool that uses traditional techniques in new combinations and makes the process available remotely through its Azure cloud platform.
Computing

Microsoft's Edge browser uses a virtual machine to quarantine itself from malware

Microsoft's Edge browser will reportedly use a “mini virtual PC” to isolate itself from the rest of your system, effectively quarantining the entire browser to prevent malware from gaining access to sensitive files.
Computing

Microsoft is putting artificial intelligence to work in its Office 365 suite

Microsoft has detailed its plans to take artificial intelligence out of the lab and into your place of business, with some new features that are set to be introduced to the Office 365 suite.
Web

Pichai: India projects inspire improvements to Google services ‘around the world’

Google has been around for 18 years now, and the company is renewing its push to improve connectivity in India. CEO Sundar Pichai has written an op-ed detailing progress made in the year, and what's to come.
Mobile

Google Assistant is learning how to respond in Hindi

Google's artificially-intelligent bot, Assistant, is now available in a "Preview Edition" in Google Allo, a messaging app. Support for Hindi is coming soon, and here's everything you need to know.
Computing

Razer’s new DeathAdder Elite is its first mouse with mechanical switches

Razer has announced several new products, including an upscale version of the DeathAdder, and a giant mouse pad for gamers who like to play it slow.
Computing

Google Station aims to offer fast, reliable Wi-Fi in public venues on global basis

Following a successful year-long partnership with RailTel and Indian Railways, Google has announced a worldwide rollout of public Wi-Fi access as part of a project known as Google Station.
Home

Wink’s slim new Hub 2 works with Alexa and makes smart-home setup easier

Wink has been around the smart home ecosystem for a few years now, and now it's releasing the second version of its hub, the Hub 2. The $99 device has some new upgrades, and will be released in late October.
Home

An upward trajectory — Americans more pleased than ever with the tech in their lives

As per the latest report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index, we're more pleased than we have been in a while when it comes to our PCs, TVs, computer software, and household appliances.